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- There are an estimated 30 million horseback riders in the United States
- The rate of serious injuries per riding hours is higher for horseback riders than for motorcyclists and automobile racers
- 20% of horse-related injuries happen when the rider is dismounted. ...
- The most common mounted injuries involve riders being thrown or falling off the horse.
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Horseback-riding sports have been popular since ancient times. Today there are many kinds of horseback-riding events, including horse racing, show jumping, and dressage. In horse racing, horses are ridden by riders known as jockeys. They run for a set distance, often with obstacles for them to jump over.
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- Fun Fact #1 — Horses Can Sleep Standing Up Or Lying Down. When you look out at a pasture full of horses, have you noticed that you rarely see one lying down?
- Fun Fact #2 — Horses Have Very Good Vision. The eyes on a horse are located on each side of their head, making it easy to see things coming at them in just about all directions.
- Fun Fact #3 — Horses Love Their Veggies. You would think that an animal as big as a horse would have to eat a lot of meat. But, on the contrary — horses are actually strict herbivores!
- Fun Fact #4 — Horses Are Not Native To North America. When you think of the wild west and herds of horses running free, you tend to think that horses have always been here — not that’s not the case.
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Mar 25, 2020 · One of the first things you should look at is the price of riding lessons in your area. If you live in a bustling city full of high rises and stores, it's likely the prices will be higher. If you live in a city full of farmland or in the countryside, the prices will probably be cheaper.
To ride a horse fast usually means you have to perform a full speed gallop (25-30 miles per hour or 40-48 km/h) which is very dangerous for beginners. Slower gate is called canter (if you riding English) and lope (if you riding Western) (10-17 miles per hour or 16-28 km/h). So the gallop (or run) is much faster than cantering (loping).
Basic horse facts can elude horse owners who are busy caring for a large living breathing creature. And who’s equestrian sport or hobby often takes up significant personal time. Horse riding can take up to several hours of every day. Simple daily grooming, taking care of horse tack and the actual horse riding all take time.
- The average horse weighs about 1200 lbs.
- Horses eat 1.5 to 1.75lbs of hay per 100lbs of body weight per day. So that 1200 lb horse would eat about 18-21 lbs of hay per day, usually divided into 2 feedings of 9-10.5lbs each.
- The earliest evolutionary horse was Hyracotherium, also called eohippus or the "dawn horse" was only about a foot tall and had 3 toes in front and 4 toes on the rear legs.
- The horse was domesticated around 2500 B.C. Read more about that history here.
- Dead Horseman. Frank Hayes was a horse trainer and stableman who sometimes raced as a jockey, however, he never won a race…while alive. In 1923, as he rode the horse Sweet Kiss, he had a heart attack in the middle of a race at Belmont Park in New York but stayed in the saddle as Sweet Kiss won the race.
- Thanks For The Name. The name Churchill Downs is derived from Clark’s notoriously bad attitude. The locals from the area where the track was built began calling the track by the name as a diminutive way to remind him that horse racing was a British tradition, and not his.
- Churchill Lands. Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. was actually the grandson of William Clark. You remember William Clark, right? You may notice that he was named after Meriwether Lewis, as Lewis and Clark were good friends.
- Rosebud. The Kentucky Derby is known as “The Run for the Roses.” This is because the winner is draped in an extravagant blanket of 554 roses. The tradition goes back to 1883, when Col.